ERIC Number: ED196455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers in Education: Applications of Microprocessors in the Schools. A Report to the Northeast Regional Education Planning Project.
Tinker, Robert; Naiman, Adeline
The 3-month study of the role of microcomputers in schools described in this report focuses on the six New England States and New York State. The report covers (1) instructional software available for the most frequently used microprocessors (including samples from several regions); (2) production of a resource listing of instructional courseware according to computer type, program language, grade level, objectives of the instructional program, location, cost, and source (see appendices for software bibliography); (3) examples of current school applications and the roles of microprocessors within the seven participating states; (4) identification of at least 10 locations where schools have successfully integrated the use of "personal computers" in the K-12 curriculum; (5) identification of policies or program procedures being used by various states to control or assist in the purchase of hardware; and (6) the development of a data bank of educational software and user evaluations of software on a commercial time-shared system. Included in the appendices are a software bibliography, a description of hardware available to schools, sample programs, addresses of organizations concerned with microcomputers and education, state survey reports, and program listings. (BK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Instructional Innovation, Microcomputers, Programing, State Surveys
Technical Education Research Centers, 8 Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($4.00 reproduction costs plus $2.00 first class postage and handling; prepayment required).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.